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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
This holiday special shows the puppies using teamwork to be innovative and creative. They use their flexible thinking skills to solve problems and make the best of any situation.
Even when things don't go as planned, there's always room for holiday cheer! Teamwork helps to solve difficult problems. Spending time with your family is fun and full of adventure. Being creative and curious is rewarding and educational.
Positive Role Models
Pretzel, his wife Greta, and their five puppies are all positive role models as they embrace their individuality and enjoy helping others. They value teamwork and don't let obstacles get in their way. The family embodies the holiday spirit!
As in the original series, this holiday special shows canine characters of different colors, shapes, sizes, and breeds. The dogs also have varying abilities, including one puppy using a wheelchair and another wearing glasses. Voice actors are racially diverse. Gender stereotypes are challenged, as the town's fire chief is a female dog and the main character is a stay-at-home dad. The family celebrates a non-denominational holiday, which is inclusive for all viewers. Having the holiday spirit and being inclusive are central themes of the special.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pretzel and the Puppies Holiday Special: Merry Muttgomery! is a bright and festive continuation of the animated series Pretzel and the Puppies. Pretzel, the world's longest dachshund, his wife Greta, and their five spirited puppies are preparing for their favorite winter holiday -- Wags Day. The family has a holiday adventure like Muttgomery has never seen before. Themes include maintaining the holiday spirit, helping your friends and neighbors, teamwork, and creativity.
Is It Any Good?
This adorable holiday special allows viewers to have a merry Wags Day along with their favorite canine characters. Pretzel and the Puppies Holiday Special: Merry Muttgomery! is a fun watch for the whole family this holiday season. Because the show highlights a fictional, secular holiday, it's inclusive and relatable for many viewers. Teamwork and the magic of the holiday spirit are engaging themes throughout the special.
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